Houston City Council Agenda – October 17, 2017

This city will consider the following agenda items at the October 10, 2017, Houston Council Meeting.

7 – Over $6.5 million to be awarded for Industrial TX Corp for Sims Bayou South Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements. This project is part of the City’s goal to improve the major wastewater treatment plants.

8 – Over $5.1 million to be awarded to PM Construction and Rehab, LLC, to fix sanitary sewers by sliplining and pipe bursting methods. Sliplining is repairing leaks or restoring structural stability. Pipebursting is a trenchless method of replacing buried pipelines.

9 – Over $12 million to be awarded to ReyTec Construction Resources for street repair, sidewalks, and an underground storm sewer system to reduce street flooding at the intersection of Interstate 10 to the south, Union Pacific Rail Road to the north, North Wayside on the east and Lockwood on the west.

10 – Over $1.3 million to be awarded to Grava, LLC to relocate sanitary sewer service lines for over 200 properties within the City of Houston.

18 – The following contractors were awarded a total of over $32 million from the Disaster Recovery Fund:

  1. Ceres Environmental Services, Inc
  2. Ontario Specialty Contracting, Inc, d/b/a OSC Texas
  3. JLS Consulting, LLC d/b/a Terraworx Construction
  4. Sun Packing, Inc
  5. H. Reid General Contractor
  6. NOLA Construction & Development Group, LLC
  7. Basal Solutions, LLC
  8. Fisher Construction, Inc
  9. Harris Builder, LLC
  10. TMG Services, Inc. & Perk Company, Inc, Joint Venture, LP
  11. Webb Trucking and Landclearing, Inc dba WLT Corporation
  12. Sustainable Freight Group Corporation

They will provide labor, supplies, and supervision required to load and move debris such as vegetation and household debris from public streets to debris management sites and/or landfills. The City will seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and other sources for expenditures related to Hurricane Harvey.

36 – Two water lines – 24 in. water line from Bastrop St. to Texas Ave. and 42 in. water line from IH-10 and Hunting Bayou – will be improved as part of the City’s Surface Water Transmission Program.

40 – JSI Houston Transfer Station, Inc. has been granted the right to collect and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties within the City of Houston.

Houston City Council Agenda – October 10, 2017

This city will consider the following agenda items at the October 10, 2017, Houston Council Meeting.

19 – Over $100,000 from the Parks and Recreation Dedication Fund was spent to obtain 0.54 acres of land from Buffalo Bayou Partnership to expand Japhet Creek Greenspace.

31 – Chemetall, US. Inc. and Georgia-Pacific LLC applied for and received a Municipal Setting Designation for 15 acres of land at 10100 and 10120 Hirsch Road, Houston, TX, 77016. This means that the groundwater at that location will not be used as potable water.

35 – JSI Houston Transfer Station, Inc. has been granted the right to collect and transport solid and industrial waste from commercial properties within the City of Houston.

Houston City Council Agenda – October 3, 2017

This city will consider the following agenda items at the October 3, 2017, Houston Council Meeting.

12 – This ordinance finds and determines that public convenience and necessity no longer require the continued use of a ten-foot-wide storm sewer easement located in in portions of Lots 6, 7, 8 and 10. In exchange for 1.) a 5-foot-wide right-of-way easement along Barnes Street; 2.) a 5-foot-wide right-of-way easement along Floyd Street; 3.) a 5-foot-wide right-of-way easement along Leverkuhn Street; 4.) two 7.5-foot-wide storm sewer easements along the proposed right-of-way easement along Barnes Street and Leverkuhn Street; 5.) right-of-way for a corner clip at Floyd Street and Leverkuhn Street; 6.) right-of-way for corner clip at Barnes Street and Leverkuhn Street, all in Block 2 of the Leverkuhn Addition.

14 – This ordinance finds and determines that public convenience and necessity no loner require the continued use of: 1.) Saunders Road, from Dodson Street to Willie Street; 2.) Lakewood Drive, from Dodson Street to Friendly Street; 3.) Dodson Street from Lakewood Drive South to its terminus; 4.) Lowrie Street, from Langley Road to Lakewood Drive; 5.) Larry Street, from Langley Road to Lakewood Drive; 6.) Friendly Street, from Langley Street south to its terminus; and 7.) Friendly Street, from Willie Street north to its terminus. Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) plans to construct a detention basin as part of HCFCD’s Hall Park Stormwater Detention Basin project that will reduce flooding risks and damages along Halls Bayou in the Greens Bayou watershed of northeast Harris County.

21 – This ordinance appropriates $5,000 out of Contributed Capital Project Fund 4515 for the development of Paddle Trail Launch Sites in City Parks on Brays Bayou.

22 – This ordinance approves and authorizes an agreement between the City of Houston and Waste Corporation of Texas, L.P. for Landfill Disposal and Waste Transfer Station Operation Services, providing a maximum contract amount of $2,000,000. This updated agreement will increase operational efficiencies and cost savings by using specific disposal sites.

30, 31 – This ordinance appropriates $125,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; $62,500.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF Fund; and $62,500.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF Fund to the Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and HVJ Associates for Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Agreement. This ordinance appropriates $50,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund, $25,000.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF Fund and $25,000.00 out of Metro Projects Construction DDSRF to the Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and The Murillo Company for Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Agreement.

32, 33 – This ordinance appropriates $125,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; $62,500.00 out of Street & Traffic Control and Storm Drainage DDSRF Fund; and $62,500.00 out of Metro Projects Construction Fund DDSRF Fund as an additional appropriation to the Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc. for Professional Materials Engineering Laboratory Agreement. This ordinance appropriates $250,000.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund and approves and authorizes Professional Engineering Services Contract between the City of Houston and V&A Consulting Engineers, Inc. for Work Order Engineering Services for Wastewater Odor Control; providing funding for construction of facilities financed by the Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund.

34 – This ordinance grants Southern Vacuum, a Texas sole proprietorship, the right, privilege, and franchise to collect, haul, and transport solid waste and industrial waste from commercial properties located within the City of Houston, Texas, pursuant to Chapter 39, Code of Ordinances, Houston, Texas; providing for related terms and conditions; and making certain findings related thereto – third and final reading